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David S Pisetsky
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March 2, 2018: Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases
Janneke de Winter, Manouk de Hooge, Marleen van de Sande, Henriëtte de Jong, Lonneke van Hoeven, Anoek de Koning, Inger Jorid Berg, Roberta Ramonda, Dominique Baeten, Désirée van der Heijde, Angelique Weel, Robert Landewé
OBJECTIVE: To compare MRI of the sacroiliac joints (MRI-SI) of healthy, symptomless individuals and those with known mechanical strain acting upon SI joints to axial spondyloarthritis (axSpA) and chronic back pain (CBP) patients. METHODS: Three trained, calibrated and blinded readers randomly scored MRI-SI of 172 subjects: 47 healthy individuals without current/past back pain; 47 axSpA patients from the SPondyloArthritis Caught Early (SPACE) cohort (with a previously confirmed positive MRI-SI); 47 CBP controls (irrespective of MRI-SI results) from the SPACE cohort; 7 women with postpartum back pain; and 24 frequent runners...
March 7, 2018: Arthritis & Rheumatology
Ennio Lubrano, Fabio Massimo Perrotta, Maria Manara, Salvatore D'Angelo, Olga Addimanda, Roberta Ramonda, Leonardo Punzi, Ignazio Olivieri, Carlo Salvarani, Antonio Marchesoni
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to evaluate the influence of sex on response to treatment and disease remission in patients with axial spondyloarthritis (axSpA). METHODS: In this retrospective multicenter study, patients with axSpA, according to the Assessment of Spondyloarthritis international Society (ASAS) criteria for axSpA, and treated with adalimumab, etanercept, golimumab, or infliximab, were studied. We compared clinical characteristics, patient-reported outcomes, disease activity, function, and response to treatment in male and female patients with this disease...
February 2018: Journal of Rheumatology
Ulrich Weber, Anne Grethe Jurik, Anna Zejden, Ejnar Larsen, Steen Hylgaard Jørgensen, Kaspar Rufibach, Christian Schioldan, Søren Schmidt-Olsen
OBJECTIVE: Low grade bone marrow edema (BME) was reported in the sacroiliac joints (SIJ) of 25% of healthy individuals and mechanical back pain patients, challenging the imaging discrimination from early spondyloarthritis (SpA). It is unknown whether stress injury in competition sports may trigger BME. We explored frequency and anatomical distribution of SIJ MRI lesions in recreational and elite athletes. METHODS: After pre-test calibration, semicoronal SIJ MRI scans of 20 recreational runners (RR) before/after running and 22 elite ice-hockey players (IP) were assessed by 3 blinded readers for BME and structural lesions using an SIJ quadrant-based module...
February 12, 2018: Arthritis & Rheumatology
Lihi Eder, Aditya A Joshi, Amit K Dey, Richard Cook, Evan L Siegel, Dafna D Gladman, Nehal N Mehta
OBJECTIVE: To assess the effect of tumor necrosis factor inhibitors (TNFi) on subclinical cardiovascular disease in patients with psoriatic disease. METHODS: We performed a 2-stage study. In stage 1, carotid total plaque area was assessed in patients with psoriasis or psoriatic arthritis (PsA) (n = 319) by ultrasound at baseline and after 2-3 years. The annual progression rate of atherosclerosis was the outcome of interest. In stage 2, PsA patients receiving TNFi (n = 21) and age- and sex-matched PsA patients not receiving any biologic agent (n = 13) underwent 18 F-fluorodeoxyglucose-positron emission tomography/computed tomography at baseline and 1 year to assess vascular inflammation, measured as target-to-background ratio (TBR)...
October 31, 2017: Arthritis & Rheumatology
Daniel Wendling, Clément Prati, Joachim Sieper
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December 15, 2017: Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases
Fabiola Atzeni, Antonio Carletto, Rosario Foti, Marco Sebastiani, Valentina Panetta, Fausto Salaffi, Gianluca Bonitta, Florenzo Iannone, Elisa Gremese, Marcello Govoni, Antonio Marchesoni, Ennio Giulio Favalli, Roberto Gorla, Roberta Ramonda, Piercarlo Sarzi-Puttini, Gianfranco Ferraccioli, Giovanni Lapadula
OBJECTIVE: To determine the incidence of cancer in TNF inhibitor (TNFi)-treated spondyloarthritis (SpA) patients entered in the GISEA registry, and identify the factors associated with its development. METHODS: This observational study involved an open cohort of 3321 SpA patients selected from the GISEA registry, designed to collect real-world clinical data concerning patients with RA or SpA treated with biological drugs. The baseline information includes demographics and clinical parameters...
September 8, 2017: Joint, Bone, Spine: Revue du Rhumatisme
Agnes Szentpetery, Gerard M Healy, Darragh Brady, Muhammad Haroon, Phil Gallagher, Ciaran E Redmond, Hannah Fleming, John Duignan, Jonathan D Dodd, Oliver FitzGerald
OBJECTIVE: To examine the effect of metabolic syndrome and psoriatic disease-related variables on coronary plaque burden in psoriatic arthritis (PsA) patients. METHODS: Fifty PsA patients without symptoms of coronary artery disease (CAD) (25 with metabolic syndrome and 25 without metabolic syndrome) and 50 age- and sex-matched controls underwent 64-slice coronary computed tomography angiography. Plaque localization, segment involvement score (SIS), segment stenosis score (SSS), and total plaque volume (TPV) were calculated...
March 2018: Arthritis & Rheumatology
Georg Schett, Rik J Lories, Maria-Antonietta D'Agostino, Dirk Elewaut, Bruce Kirkham, Enrique R Soriano, Dennis McGonagle
Entheses are the insertion sites of tendons and ligaments to the bone surface and are essential structures for locomotion. Inflammation of the entheses (enthesitis) is a key feature of psoriatic arthritis and spondyloarthritis. To date, our conceptual understanding of enthesitis remains limited. This Review provides an insight into the pathophysiology of enthesitis, addressing the role of biomechanics, prostaglandin E2-mediated vasodilation and the activation of innate immune cells in the initiation phase of enthesitis, as well as the role of entheseal IL-23-responsive cells that augment inflammation by producing pro-inflammatory mediators such as IL-17A, IL-22 and TNF...
November 21, 2017: Nature Reviews. Rheumatology
Amar Oza, Na Lu, Sara R Schoenfeld, Mark C Fisher, Maureen Dubreuil, Sharan K Rai, Yuqing Zhang, Hyon K Choi
OBJECTIVES: Recent studies have shown an increase in both cardiovascular and all-cause mortality in ankylosing spondylitis (AS). We examined the potential survival benefit of statin use in AS within a general population context. METHODS: We performed an incident user cohort study with time-stratified propensity score matching using a UK general population database between 1 January 2000 and 31 December 2014. To account for potential confounders, we compared propensity score-matched cohorts of statin initiators and non-initiators using 1-year cohort accrual blocks...
October 2017: Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases
Maxime Dougados, Alexandre Sepriano, Anna Molto, Miranda van Lunteren, Sofia Ramiro, Manouk de Hooge, Rosaline van den Berg, Victoria Navarro Compan, Christophe Demattei, Robert Landewé, Désirée van der Heijde
OBJECTIVE: To estimate sacroiliac joint radiographic (X-SIJ) progression in patients with axial spondyloarthritis (axSpA) and to evaluate the effects of inflammation on MRI (MRI-SIJ) on X-SIJ progression. METHODS: X-SIJ and MRI-SIJ at baseline and after 2 and 5 years in patients with recent onset axSpA from the DESIR cohort were scored by three central readers. Progression was defined as (1) the shift from non-radiographic (nr) to radiographic (r) sacroiliitis (by modified New York (mNY) criteria) or alternative criteria, (2) a change of at least one grade or (3) a change of at least one grade but ignoring a change from grade 0 to 1...
November 2017: Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases
Josef S Smolen, Monika Schöls, Jürgen Braun, Maxime Dougados, Oliver FitzGerald, Dafna D Gladman, Arthur Kavanaugh, Robert Landewé, Philip Mease, Joachim Sieper, Tanja Stamm, Maarten de Wit, Daniel Aletaha, Xenofon Baraliakos, Neil Betteridge, Filip van den Bosch, Laura C Coates, Paul Emery, Lianne S Gensler, Laure Gossec, Philip Helliwell, Merryn Jongkees, Tore K Kvien, Robert D Inman, Iain B McInnes, Mara Maccarone, Pedro M Machado, Anna Molto, Alexis Ogdie, Denis Poddubnyy, Christopher Ritchlin, Martin Rudwaleit, Adrian Tanew, Bing Thio, Douglas Veale, Kurt de Vlam, Désirée van der Heijde
Therapeutic targets have been defined for axial and peripheral spondyloarthritis (SpA) in 2012, but the evidence for these recommendations was only of indirect nature. These recommendations were re-evaluated in light of new insights. Based on the results of a systematic literature review and expert opinion, a task force of rheumatologists, dermatologists, patients and a health professional developed an update of the 2012 recommendations. These underwent intensive discussions, on site voting and subsequent anonymous electronic voting on levels of agreement with each item...
January 2018: Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases
Zineb Ez-Zaitouni, Pauline Ac Bakker, Miranda van Lunteren, Manouk de Hooge, Rosaline van den Berg, Monique Reijnierse, Karen Minde Fagerli, Robert Bm Landewé, Roberta Ramonda, Lennart Th Jacobsson, Alain Saraux, Gregory Lenczner, Antoine Feydy, Jean Baptiste Pialat, Fabrice Thévenin, Floris A van Gaalen, Désirée van der Heijde
OBJECTIVES: To assess the prevalence of spinal inflammation on MRI in patients with chronic back pain (CBP) of maximally 3 years duration and to evaluate the yield of adding a positive MRI-spine as imaging criterion to the Assessment of SpondyloArthritis international Society (ASAS) classification criteria for axial spondyloarthritis (axSpA). METHODS: Baseline imaging of the sacroiliac joints (X-SI), MRI of the sacroiliac joints (MRI-SI) and MRI-spine were scored by ≥2 experienced central readers per modality in the SPondyloArthritis Caught Early (SPACE) and DEvenir des Spondylarthropathies Indifférenciées Récentes (DESIR) cohorts...
October 2017: Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases
Alen Zabotti, Francesca Bandinelli, Alberto Batticciotto, Carlo Alberto Scirè, Annamaria Iagnocco, Garifallia Sakellariou
Objective: To systematically review the role of musculoskeletal US in patients suffering from PsA or psoriasis (Pso) in terms of prevalence, diagnosis, prognosis, monitoring and treatment. Methods: A systematic literature review was conducted through medical databases (MEDLINE via PubMed, Embase) and the grey literature up to September 2015 to inform a new study of the Musculoskeletal Ultrasound Study Group of the Italian Society for Rheumatology. All articles reporting data on musculoskeletal US in PsA or Pso were included and extracted according to the underlying clinical question...
September 1, 2017: Rheumatology
Vidya Ranganathan, Eric Gracey, Matthew A Brown, Robert D Inman, Nigil Haroon
Over the past 5 years, advances in high-throughput techniques and studies involving large cohorts of patients have led to considerable advances in the identification of novel genetic associations and immune pathways involved in ankylosing spondylitis (AS). These discoveries include genes encoding cytokine receptors, transcription factors, signalling molecules and transport proteins. Although progress has been made in understanding the functions and potential pathogenic roles of some of these molecules, much work remains to be done to comprehend their complex interactions and therapeutic potential in AS...
June 2017: Nature Reviews. Rheumatology
Joseph F Merola, Benjamin Lockshin, Elinor A Mody
OBJECTIVE: Psoriatic arthritis (PsA) is a heterogeneous inflammatory disorder that requires targeted treatment based on clinical manifestations, symptom severity, comorbidities, and other factors. Moderate or severe peripheral arthritis symptoms are typically treated with disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs (DMARDs) or biologic DMARDs (bDMARDs), and early and aggressive treatment is recommended in order to prevent permanent damage. Although rheumatologists are now able to choose between several bDMARDs for PsA that have different chemical structures, pharmacokinetic properties, dosing regimens, immunogenicity, safety profiles, and mechanisms of action, there is a lack of typical patient profiles or detailed treatment algorithms that can be followed when patients require alterations in their therapeutic regimens...
August 2017: Seminars in Arthritis and Rheumatism
Philippe Carron, Gaëlle Varkas, Heleen Cypers, Liesbet Van Praet, Dirk Elewaut, Filip Van den Bosch
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the efficacy and safety of golimumab to induce clinical remission in patients with very early, active peripheral spondyloarthritis (pSpA). METHODS: Clinical REmission in peripheral SPondyloArthritis is a monocentric study of golimumab treatment in patients with pSpA. All patients fulfilled the Assessment of SpondyloArthritis international Society classification criteria for pSpA, with a symptom duration ≤12 weeks. Patients were randomised 2:1 to receive golimumab 50 mg every 4 weeks or matching placebo for 24 weeks...
August 2017: Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases
Elisabeth Lie, Ulf Lindström, Tatiana Zverkova-Sandström, Inge C Olsen, Helena Forsblad-d'Elia, Johan Askling, Meliha C Kapetanovic, Lars Erik Kristensen, Lennart T H Jacobsson
OBJECTIVES: Tumour necrosis factor-α inhibitor (TNFi) treatment has been shown to reduce the rates of anterior uveitis (AU) in patients with ankylosing spondylitis (AS). Our objective was to compare the effect of adalimumab (ADA), etanercept (ETN) and infliximab (IFX) on AU occurrence in AS, using real-world data. METHODS: Patients with AS starting ADA, ETN or IFX as their first TNFi from January 2003 to December 2010 were extracted from the Swedish Rheumatology Quality Register...
September 2017: Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases
Torsten Diekhoff, Kay-Geert A Hermann, Juliane Greese, Carsten Schwenke, Denis Poddubnyy, Bernd Hamm, Joachim Sieper
OBJECTIVE: Radiographs of sacroiliac (SI) joints are used for the detection of structural damage in patients with axial spondyloarthritis (axSpA), but are often difficult to interpret. Here, we address the question how the T1-weighted MRI (T1w MRI) sequence compares with radiography for SI joints' structural lesions using low-dose CT as the standard of reference. METHODS: Radiographs, T1w MRI and low-dose CT of the SI joints from 110 patients (mean age 36.1 (19-57) years, 52% males and 48% females; 53% with axSpA, 21 non-radiographic axSpA and 32% radiographic axSpA, 47% with non-SpA) referred to the rheumatologist because of unclear chronic back pain, but possible axSpA, were scored for structural lesions (erosions, sclerosis, joint space changes and an overall impression of positivity)...
September 2017: Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases
Désirée van der Heijde, Atul Deodhar, James C Wei, Edit Drescher, Dona Fleishaker, Thijs Hendrikx, David Li, Sujatha Menon, Keith S Kanik
OBJECTIVES: To compare efficacy and safety of various doses of tofacitinib, an oral Janus kinase inhibitor, with placebo in patients with active ankylosing spondylitis (AS, radiographic axial spondyloarthritis). METHODS: In this 16-week (12-week treatment, 4-week washout), phase II, multicentre, dose-ranging trial, adult patients with active AS were randomised (N=51, 52, 52, 52, respectively) to placebo or tofacitinib 2, 5 or 10 mg twice daily. The primary efficacy endpoint was Assessment of SpondyloArthritis International Society 20% improvement (ASAS20) response rate at week 12...
August 2017: Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases
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